Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Burlington School to present a spring choral concert

Times-News    The Burlington School middle and upper school choral ensembles will present a Spring Choral Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 31, 2014, in Whitley Auditorium on the Elon University campus. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and the doors will open at 6:15 p.m. Musical selections from Broadway shows will include “Grease,” [...]

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Thrilling experience: Carowinds has rides, events for all ages

Commentary by Allison Tate Times-News correspondent    It is an unspoken rule that Carowinds, the sprawling amusement park found in Charlotte, is not for the faint of heart. Thrill seekers come from far and wide to the park, which is home to more than eight roller coasters, one Drop Tower and a gigantic water [...]

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Rock Ensemble’s Spring Festival set for June 7

By Madison Strickland Times-News correspondent    The Burlington School plans to “rock” its way into summer vacation. The Rock Ensemble’s Spring Festival will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014, in the school’s parking lot, 408 W. Davis Street, Burlington. Three rock groups, all under the direction of teacher/performer Lucius Wilson, [...]

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‘X-Men’ amazing to watch

Reviewed by Emma Gadbery  Times-News correspondent    The X-Men come racing back to theaters in the astounding and entertaining film, “X-Men: Days Of Future Past.” The story takes place during a war between mutants and the robotic mutant hunters, the Sentinels. Mutants are seen by humans as threats, so Dr. Trask (Peter Dinklage), a [...]

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Looking for a furry friend?

Commentary by Briona Kiser   Times-News correspondent    As spring comes to a close and summer approaches, many of the newborn animals around the community are growing up. Litters of kittens and puppies are becoming too much for one person to handle, and many are being dropped off around the community or taken into [...]

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‘Mamma Mia’ heads to Durham for five shows

By Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — The immortal songs and melodies of 1970s pop sensation ABBA will come to life on stage at the Durham Performing Arts Center beginning Friday, May 30, 2014. Written by Catherine Johnson and based on ABBA’s hit songs, “Mamma Mia!” is a show not to be missed. [...]

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Overcoming obstacles: Recent Warrior Dash raises funds for St. Jude Children’s Hospital

Commentary by Briona Kiser Times-News correspondent    HUNTERSVILLE — While facing the Warrior Roast, Mortimer’s Crossing and Deadman’s Drop, some of Alamance County’s own competed in the 2014 NC Warrior Dash. Competitors were faced with 12 obstacles to overcome while completing the 5K, and somehow managed to come out unscathed. This year’s Warrior Dash [...]

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BADA to present its spring production

By Briona Kiser Times-News correspondent    ELON — The Burlington Academy of Dance & Arts (BADA) brings you a life changing experience — a trip around the world. As BADA presents its spring production, the performing arts’ group takes the audience on a whirlwind trip to London, Rio, France, the United States and all [...]

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Student of Month inspires peers

By Briona Kiser Times-News correspondent    Clay Yarborough, a jazz band guitarist, Scholastic Gold Key winner and movie fan, is May’s Student of the Month. Clay is “not only a wonderful artist, but he is a genuinely kind person,” said art teacher Elizabeth Wertz, who nominated him for May’s Student of the Month. Wertz [...]

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Teen to Teen Theatre will hold a yard sale fundraiser

Times-News    Teen to Teen Theatre will hold a yard sale fundraiser from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 28, 2014, at Thataways Youth Center, 1334 Overbrook Road, Burlington. Donations can be dropped off from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 27 at Thataways Youth Center. Clothing, shoes, coats, books, housewares, toys, kitchen items, bedding, small [...]

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